The Oklahoma State women's basketball team grabbed a much-needed Big 12 win Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2013 at West Virginia by a 64-54 score. The Cowgirls, 17-6, 6-6, grabbed a 10-point halftime lead and held on for the win.
Oklahoma State had lost three of its last four games, including one to West Virginia on its own floor, and needed the win to stay in the hunt for a good playoff spot. It isn't too likely that anyone will catch unbeaten Baylor, but the Cowgirls have six games left and could work their way into second or third place by winning out.
The Cowgirls lost to Oklahoma last weekend, and will host the Sooners Feb. 23.
On Wednesday the Cowgirls shot 55 percent from the field in the first half, and finished the game at 48 percent from the field. West Virginia shot 35 percent in the first half and finished the game with at 30 percent as the Cowgirls played solid defense. West Virginia falls to 14-10, 6-7.
Freshman Brittney Martin led the Cowgirls with 21 points. She was two for two from behind the 3-point line. Tiffany Bias scored 14 for Oklahoma State and was eight for eight at the foul line. Toni Young recorded another double double with 12 points and 16 rebounds. Liz Donahoe had foul trouble and finished with nine points.
Averee Fields led west Virginia with 21 and Christal Caldwell scored 16.
Oklahoma State hosts Kansas State Saturday at 4 p.m. The Cowgirls are still ranked, checking in at No. 25 this week. Oklahoma State has been ranked as high as No. 11 this season.